MWC 2017: 5G, IoT test solutions lined up for Barcelona

Posted By : Mick Elliott

Software-centric design and test solutions for LTE-A, 5G, IoT and Connected Car technologies will be showcased by Keysight Technologies at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (Feb. 27 – March 2). Keysight says that visitors to its booth will have the opportunity to experience leading solutions that enable designers to transform 5g ideas into reality.

The NB-IoT testing solutions help designers accelerate the deployment of cellular long-range IoT technology by offering the world's first wireless test set solution that connects with a standard compliant NB-IoT device. These solutions enable users to optimise IoT designs for critical performance attributes, such as power consumption, RF performance, interoperability, and the worldwide premier NB-IoT GCF conformance test cases.

Keysight’s 5G fronthaul monitoring solution will be on parade in Barcelona. It brings next-level capabilities to mobile operators revealing significant insights in terms of quality of service by enabling the user to measure, improve and troubleshoot fronthaul operations.

The solution uniquely offers a real-time dashboard of the 5G fronthaul control plane through continuous monitoring, combining RF signals and wireless protocols.

Keysight will also reveal its 5G Wideband Real-Time Beamforming Reference Solution that empowers researchers to quickly and accurately test analogue, digital and hybrid beamforming systems.

This includes transmit and receive massive MIMO with beamforming technology and algorithms for devices and radio access network.

Described as a unique lab-based solution the Keysight Anite Virtual Drive Testing (VDT) toolset is a unique lab-based solution that helps the automotive industry cost-effectively verify wireless connectivity in the Connected Car.

The Toolset is an automated, realistic and accurate field-to-lab test solution for testing mobile devices and network equipment. It replicates drive test conditions by using field data to create test cases that are replayed in a repeatable and controllable laboratory environment.

Keysight’s Nemo autonomous unattended testing solution, Nemo Cloud with Nemo Autonomous Probe is a cloud-based, real-time monitoring solution that enables operators to fully automate network measurement projects.

The recently introduced 802.11aax solution helps advance the WLAN industry towards 802.11ax—from R&D to manufacturing. The solution is compact, rugged and fast and supports up to 8x8 MIMO.

Keysight’s client software drives greater test efficiency, enabling R&D engineers the ability to quickly validate their new devices and drive greater manufacturing efficiency, resulting in superior EVM performance.

Keysight is an active participant in many influential wireless standards bodies and leading 5G global initiatives. Keysight also collaborates with industry-leading companies and academia to enable the next-generation of wireless communications systems.

Keysight experts will deliver presentations on the Keysight stand on topics including 5G, NB-IoT, Connected Car, Virtual Drive Testing and cloud based real-time monitoring of LTE-A networks.

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